Drinking water samples of the Civil Hospital at Rampura and several public water works have failed the purity test.

The first unit of the 1,980-MW Talwandi Sabo Thermal Plant became operational at Banawala village today.

Illegal mining has been going on unabated in the Industrial Growth Centre here for the past some time.

The nuclear disaster at Fukoshima in Japan should not stop us from going ahead with the Jaitapur nuclear plant. It means that our nuclear reactors should not only be quake- resistant, but be able to tolerate a tsunami too, Principal Scientific Adviser to Prime Minister Dr Rajagopala

Chidambaram said here today.